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Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Counts

The earliest years of life are critical to building a foundation for lifelong learning. Young children need settings in which they can learn and explore in a nurturing and educationally rich environment, with teachers who understand how to foster their social, emotional and cognitive development. If you want to become an Early Childhood Educator and create quality educational programs for young children, welcome to the Chabot College Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program.

How do I prepare for a career in the Early Care and Education Field?

Course offerings in Chabot‘s ECD program align closely with Community Care Licensing regulations and the requirements for the Child Development Permit granted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The number of units/degrees required to work with young children vary by place of employment.

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences for Transfer (AS-T) degrees at Chabot combine a background in the science of child development and theories of learning, as well as hands-on experience working with children.

Chabot College ECD alumni are currently working throughout Alameda County in early care and education settings from Family Child Care to Head Start and State Preschool. We are proud of our former students, many of whom return after completing their degrees to take classes for professional development or as preparation to become site supervisors and program directors.

The ECD Program at Chabot recently was awarded a Strong Workforce Silver Star by the California Community College Chancellor’s office because 56% of our ECD students saw increase in earnings and 94% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study. We also received a Bronze Star for our intervention program, as 82% of our students who work with children with special needs saw an increase in wages after taking ECD classes.

Contact Us

Hilal Ozdemir
Full-time Faculty/Program Coordinator
Phone: (510) 723-6685
Office: Building 400, room 402F

Terra Lee
Career Navigator
Phone: (510) 723-7629
Office: Building 400, room 402U




New 1-unit Online Courses!

New courses to support transitional kindergarten teachers’ professional development and/or unit requirement needs -- also open to preschool professionals! Learn about the California Preschool Foundations in ECD 30, 36 and 38, and Quality Standards in ECD 98 -- all online! Sign up now in Class-WEB!

ECD 30 English Language Development Foundations: 1/14-2/10 CRN 33017

ECD 36 Visual Arts Foundations: 2/11-3/10 CRN 33019

ECD 38 History/Social Sciences Foundations 3/11-4/14 CRN 33020

ECD 98 Quality Standards in ECD Programs  4/15-5/12 CRN 32107

Spring 2020 ECD Welcome Events

January 23rd at 12 noon and 6 pm
Student Event Center

  • Meet faculty and your fellow ECD students;
  • Find out what is new in the program this semester;
  • Hear about resources, supports and upcoming events
  • Have some refreshments,
  • Maybe win a raffle prize too!